Posts Tagged ‘playing’

Bruising

Locals The Black Bonnets dig deep into the past to unearth some brutal beauty.
JOSHUA LOEWEN
I love to see musicians squirm,” David Matsler said, beaming his best shit-eating grin over a half-finished glass of whiskey.


The Member of the Weddings

The actors kick up their heels, and then the stitches fall apart on 27 Dresses.
Kristian Lin
I’ve never watched Grey’s Anatomy, nor did I watch Roswell when it was on, so I don’t know Katherine Heigl’s abilities as well as I probably should.



Reality Bites

North Texas’ local live-action role-playing group doesn’t play video games but lives them.
Stage
North Texas’ vampires are in danger. Clubs, hotels, hot spots, and other holy places are being attacked by a dangerous enemy.


Bright and Loud

Mixing punk, Irish folksong, and twang, Panther City Bandits are a welcome anomaly.
ERIC GRIFFEY
A couple of weeks ago at a Wreck Room show, a crowd of about 50 rowdy concertgoers trashed the place.



Anjani

Listen Up
“There’s perfume burning in the air / Bits of beauty everywhere,” sings jazz pianist-vocalist Anjani on the opener to Blue Alert, her third album. “Shrapnel flying / Soldier hit the dirt / She comes so close, you feel h...


Shaolin Death Squad

The Show
There are concept albums, and then there’s Shaolin Death Squad’s Intelligent Design.



Cliburn Times Three

Big Ticket
The Cliburn Concert Series returns this week, and there’s more than ever of it to enjoy. This fall, the series expands into three different venues, each with its own focus. Subsuming the old Modern at the Modern series, the C...


Kryptonite

Kristian Lin
I’m not sure why this film is called Hollywoodland. The name refers to what Hollywood was originally known as, but it really doesn’t have anything to do with the movie. None of the characters even mentions the earlier name....



Valient Thorr

Listen Up
Remember nü metal, that genre of suck-ass Jock Jam bands like Korn and Godsmack? When they weren’t busy making huge, multi-zippered, idiot-pants fashionable, they were supposedly breathing life into the tired, leathery lungs...


Valhalla

The Show
Most rock bands develop respect not by fancy book-learnin’ but by playing holes-in-the-wall for peanuts.